Mountain Ventures Hostel

Donard, Ballinclea, County Wicklow, Province of Leinster, Ireland | Hotel

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The Blarney Castle;

A travel blog entry by indygg


... Look up the legend of the Earl of Blarney and "the witch" he saved, legend states that she gave him the stone with the special powers in return for saving her. I am not sure I can do it; kiss the stone; it's so high up it seems; (why couldn't that Earl have hidden the stone in the basement? ) but my (9year old) niece Anna said "let's go!" And off I went. I went first thinking I'll just walk up go out and get it over with" First of all you walk up ...

Long Way AcrossThe Pond!

A travel blog entry by terrym1004dar


Needless to say, Saturday was a loooooonnnnngggg hour flight, five hour time difference and Hop-on Hop-off bus tour around Dublin. We prepared for cold, wind and rain, but the Dubliners even said the rain was more torrential than usual. We were cold and wet most of the day. Hannah, Justin and I visited St. Patrick's Cathedral which is right around the corner from our hotel, the Radisson Blu in the heart of Dublin. Roy opted for sleep...he was more ...

Becoming Irish

A travel blog entry by europe2.0


... the usual blacks or silvers. Life here is going to be a lot easier now and Cali will finally be able to explore the many parks of Dublin and even Wicklow (they don't allow dogs on the buses or trains, so she has been limited to within walking distance of our house).

The weather is getting a lot cooler here. Its been about 45 degrees lately. I am so glad we kept all our winter jackets! Cali still gets walked several times a day ...

Rugby, Football, and Architecture

A travel blog entry by paula.lupkin


... American football game as he kept pronouncing Notre Dame using the correct French pronunciation. Designed by an American specialist firm, the Aria is also a very "green" building, and technologically advanced, with glass panels that move to capture rainwater for use in maintaining the pitch, a high recycling rate, and super high speed broadband and facilities to accommodate the press.

We got to go into the bowels of the structure, see ...

Recover, Reload

A travel blog entry by mitchpayne


... and Jase went juvie hunting.

Waking up the next morning very hungover we only really had one objective, that being to get hold of some camping gear! Lucky enough we found a store selling all the supplies we required for Oxegen music festival. A tent, gumboots, rain jacket, sleeping bag and foldout chair. We spent a lazy afternoon grabbing some dinner at the local pub. Back at the hostel we met some girls from ...

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